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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Philosophy Here Comes the Sun Age-Defense Water-Resistant UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Philosophy Here Comes the Sun Age-Defense Water-Resistant UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Philosophy Here Comes the Sun Age-Defense Water-Resistant UVA/UVB Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
OCTINOXATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
BHTCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-2Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CYCLOPENTASILOXANECancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARETH-21Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CHLORPHENESINUse restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters
ACACIA DECURRENS SEED WAX POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERS
None Identified
Data: None
UNDECYLCRYLENE DIMETHICONENone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
POLYAMIDE-5None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBYL LINOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SAFFLOWER GLYCERIDENone Identified
Data: None
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASENone Identified
Data: Fair
MYRISTOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-5None Identified
Data: None
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ACETYL CARBOXYMETHYL COCOYL GLYCINENone Identified
Data: None
RESVERATROLNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: None
SCLEROTIUM GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTATHIONENone Identified
Data: Fair
CYSTEINENone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BEHENYL ALCOHOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer